I depend on web services:
All of these web services are easy to use and free.
I love to use them, they keep my head clear and makes my life easier.
The data and content that I produce is stored on their servers and very often there is not an option to store it elsewhere. I usually think that this is a feature, but lately I’ve gotten more and more concerned about it.
Is this really what we wanted the Internet to become?
Web 2.0 seems like interactive television, and these services fit good as channels.
The Internet is decentralized, open and free.
What happens if Flickr dies, or Google? Facebook? The power of the Internet is that it’s decentralized by nature. If one server goes down, it doesn’t mean that any other one will. That’s how it should be!
There are a lot of different initiatives out there promoting data portability between different services. Mostly it seems to be a matter of comfort:
Two years ago, 5/9/2009 a blog post entitled “A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web” declared that users of social networks should be entitled to the following rights:
Sites supporting these rights shall:
This is all jolly and good 🙂 ! A little less than a year later, all sorts of initiatives to make the different networks more open popped up! OpenSocial is one.
The data pwnage and location problem still exist though, and I’ve not yet heard about a solution to it. Is this the next big question for all of these services? When will the users demand full control over their data?
As the Internet matures, so does it’s users.
And then it’s only a matter of time and a few scandals.
Just finished reading the Swedish edition of National Geographic (#6).
One article was about the global food market.
Last year, the price for food was exceeding any previous levels.
The reason for this was that there wasn’t enough food in the world to feed everyone.
This limitation is something that we earthlings always will face.
How many persons can this planet feed?
Will we have to regulate births in the future, as the do in China?
Diskuterade den uppmÃ¤rksammade konsten som var aktuell i vÃ¥ras med mina farfÃ¶rÃ¤ldrar ikvÃ¤ll.
Konstfack och ministrar skall ge fan i att definiera vad konsten skall vara eller inte vara. Poliser och Ã¥klagare skall utreda och besluta kring huruvida hÃ¤ndelser Ã¤r brottsliga.